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December 13, 2021
Thank you to Venture X
Hear from Larry Cabling of Venture X as he spoke to attendees last week here.
The Future of Workspace
Venture X, the future of workspace, is a beautifully designed modern workspace featuring fully furnished private office suites, shared co-working spaces, meeting rooms, virtual offices and a podcast studio. No leases, no long term contracts, month to month memberships available.

Special thank you Larry and Suzann Cabling and Haley Brown of Venture X for hosting the holiday mixer for us last week. Take a look at the photos from the mixer here and also hear from Larry Cabling of Venture X as he spoke to attendees last week here.

Promoting local business through innovation
Economic drivers for 2021
Pleasanton is home to companies at the forefront of innovation in the fields of scientific research and development, biotechnology, as well as medical equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing and emerging technologies. These companies highlight cutting-edge ideas and innovations in their fields of expertise, adding to the strength and diversity of Pleasanton’s business environment.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pleasanton are partnering to recognize three successful businesses and highlight Pleasanton as the premier destination for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Valley. The dynamic Pleasanton-based companies that are being recognized in 2021 are Engimata, IrisVision Global and Paxon Energy & Infrastructure.
Thinking about taking a trip in 2022-2023?
Learn more about our travel program
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has traveled to more than 30 destinations over the past decade. From river cruises and trains to ancient ruins and sandy beaches, the chamber partners with top tour companies to offer a wide variety of destinations for both domestic and international travel. We take care of the details to ensure a smooth planning process and a great trip.
2022 Travel Destinations
Western Canada's Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country
July 30 - August 7, 2022
Alaska: America's Last Frontier
August 18 - 26, 2022
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
featuring Oktoberfest
September 20 - 29, 2022
2023 Travel Destinations
Tropical Costa Rica
January 21 - January 29, 2023
Shades of Ireland
March 13 - 22, 2023 - Enjoy St. Patrick's Day in Ireland!
Discover Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains
April 27- May 5, 2023
Travel preview meeting
Join us for a Travel Preview Meeting on January 11, 2022 discussing our 2022 and 2023 destinations. A representative from Collette will be present to give an overview and answer questions.

For more information or to RSVP for the preview meeting, please contact Yianna via email or by phone at (925) 846-5858 ext. 203
Featured Members
Our seasonal Christmas flavors are back for a limited time! Mochiholic features
Premium Japanese mochi donuts. www.mochiholic.com
Treat yourself, family and friends to a renewing + restoring treatment. Gift certificates available. Learn more here.
Poppy Premier Savings Account. Contact us today to find out what Poppy Bank can do for you. Call (888) 636-9994 or visit our website at www.poppy.bank.
Now open in downtown Pleasanton. A modern American casual bistro in downtown Pleasanton with exciting flavors inspired by a variety of cuisines from around the world. Featuring crepes, paninis, ceviches, salads, coffee and espresso drinks, parfaits, charcuterie boards, and more! Visit Bocado.
As holidays approach, consider donating blood today
Stanford Blood Center has critical need for all types
As many in our community may be aware, the national blood supply is in a critical state, including right here at home in Northern California. In part, this is because of a decrease in donations due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic; but it’s heightened at this time of year by rainy weather, by the impact of cold and flu season, and by donors being less available throughout the holidays. As a result, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is currently facing a critical need for all blood types, especially type O blood products, and is asking Bay Area residents to come out and donate this week to meet the immediate needs of local patients.
E-Business Connection for December is here
Take a glance at our electronic newsletter
In case you missed it last week, our E-Business Connection newsletter for December is here. Member spotlights, a word from our CEO, ribbon cuttings and lots more here.

The Chamber's E-Business Connection is an electronic newsletter sent to the entire membership on the first Tuesday of the even-numbered months. If you have something you'd like to include in a future E-Business Connection, please email susie@pleasanton.org. Learn more about advertising in our E-Business Connection newsletter here.
Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week
Calling all restaurants
Visit Tri-Valley is excited to announce the second annual Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week, taking place from February 18-27, 2022! You are invited to join us as a participating business in this year’s ten days of dining throughout the region. From restaurants to wineries, hotels, breweries, and potential sponsors, we’d love to have you join for 2022.

What is Taste Tri-Valley?
Taste Tri-Valley is a promotional program hosted by Visit Tri-Valley that builds community by driving business to the incredible restaurants throughout Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville. Through the restaurant week programming, we’re proud to simultaneously celebrate the incredible wineries, breweries, and hotels in the area. 

Participation is free! All you have to do is sign up. You can sign up to be included in Taste Tri-Valley 2022 by completing this form. Restaurant registration is due by Friday, January 14th. Menus will be due by Friday, January 21st.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Safeway Grand Re-Opening
Congratulations to Safeway on their ribbon cutting for the grand re-opening at the Bernal store. The company continues to invest in new store development and store upgrades throughout Northern California. Most recently, the Santa Rita and Bernal Avenue Safeway stores in Pleasanton received new enhancements. This includes expanded premium deli offerings with a range of freshly prepared meals and ready-to-serve options, an assortment of organic, natural, and healthier-for-you choices, and a variety of fresh and high-quality choices from bakery, meat, and floral departments. Stop by your local Safeway in Pleasanton to check-out these new offerings.
Watch: Pleasanton 2025 Forum
East Bay Community Energy plan options
Every second Wednesday of the month, the Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision. Email Steve for more information on these monthly forums.

Last week's Pleasanton 2025 Forum featured guest speaker Alex DiGiorgio, Public Engagement Manager with East Bay Community Energy. He discussed the different plan options for the business community.
Renewable 100 Transition Webinar
Committing to Renewable Energy
EBCE’s Brilliant 100 service is sunsetting in January 2022. Customers not otherwise transitioning to Renewable 100 will be moved to EBCE’s Bright Choice service, which provides a 1% discount to PG&E. If you want to commit to 100% clean energy, you can choose Renewable 100.

Join us for a webinar to learn about this transition and ask any questions for live responses from EBCE.
Marketing Opportunities for 2022
Special offer for marketing packages
Jump start your outreach with a targeted campaign to a very active business community and vibrant community of readers. With options ranging from a one-time print ad to having a regular presence in all of our publications to a banner ad on our online directory, we invite you to give consumers the knowledge of what your business is known for.

For a limited time only, commit to a marketing package for 2022 by December 15, and receive a complimentary ad of your choice. Please email Susie for the details.
Calling all potential mixer hosts
Have you ever thought about hosting a mixer?
The Pleasanton Chamber events staff is in the planning process of confirming hosts for our monthly networking mixers and we are looking to you, our members, to gauge your interest.

Networking mixers provide the perfect opportunity for business-to-business networking to establish new relationships and business contacts. Mixers are held the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and are hosted by various chamber members at their business. Attendees are invited to get a first-hand view of your facilities, products and services. Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership and are free for members to attend.

If you have any interest in hosting an in-person networking mixer for the Chamber, particularly in the first quarter of 2022, please email Susie.
What our mixer hosts are saying
"As business leaders and business owners, I strongly believe that we have a collective responsibility to continue to make Pleasanton an attractive home for current *and* future businesses. Hosting the mixer really allowed us to bring our community together and create new business opportunities for all of us through networking and personal engagement, and as a host, really highlight and promote Omron’s presence as a global robotics and technology company headquartered here in Pleasanton. I’d love to host one again next year!"
Tom Mathias, OMRON
"It was an honor to host the August Pleasanton Chamber Mixer. The entire experience far exceeded my expectations; from the support of the Chamber staff and their commitment to our success, to the Chamber Ambassadors who greeted our guests and bartended. In spite of the heat and COVID restrictions, we had an incredible turnout. I invited our top customers to join us and was happy to see them engaging with members of the business community. One of the main benefits of hosting the event was the increase in our name recognition. We are fairly new to the community and were able to reach more businesses in a single evening than we are able to in weeks. If given the opportunity to host again, I would jump at the chance. It was a wonderful evening and the good will that resulted was well worth the time and expense."
Lydia Santin, Poppy Bank
Looking ahead to 2022
Chamber events
The Pleasanton Chamber has a wide variety of events from monthly networking mixers to luncheons to Community Service Awards to our annual Golf Outing. As we look ahead and begin planning for 2022, we continue to navigate the waters of the pandemic while doing our best to offer members beneficial and engaging events. Our 2022 Calendar of Events will be available soon, and in the mean time, feel free to take a look at our Chamber Events page for more information on these opportunities.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, grow, empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40. Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Shop Small, Support Local
Let's go shop small
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce encourages our community to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses throughout the holiday season. Shopping small can be as easy as purchasing a cup of coffee from your favorite neighborhood café or buying a gift from a local bookstore. For every $1 spent at a small business, $0.67 stays in the community.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
Highlight Videos
Our Pleasanton, Let's Celebrate event was a success as we toasted to 75 years of the chamber supporting the community, and heard from the outstanding and deserving winners of our 57th annual Community Service Awards.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our sponsors, golfers, contributors and volunteers and we've put together a video to share the fun of our annual Golf Outing. Take a look here, and we hope to see you all at our golf tournament next year.
Celebrating 75 years of supporting the community
75th anniversary for the Chamber
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, one of the most engaging and successful chambers in the Bay Area, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, and will be commemorating the occasion with a variety of stories, news articles, and reflections from community leaders.

We have an entire webpage dedicated to our 75th anniversary and we invite you to take a look here. It includes everything from photos and reflections from past and present community leaders to history of the chamber, list of past board chairs, videos and more.
News from our Members
UNCLE Credit Union Bolsters Senior Leadership Team with Two Executive Hires

Stanford Blood Center Has Critical Need for All Blood Types as Holidays Approach

Visit Tri Valley to raise money for Culinary Angels with ''Caffeine for a Cause campaign

Shepherd's Gate Holiday Program 2021
Stay Connected and Informed
Tell your story, increase your exposure and promote your brand by partnering with the Pleasanton Chamber for advertising.
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As a member of the Pleasanton Chamber, you have the opportunity to attend a variety of events as a benefit of your membership.